Irish Gambling License

Ireland is found in the North Atlantic Sea where is is separated from Great britain by the North Channel, the Irish Sea, and St George’s Channel. It is the second largest island of the British Isles.

Many forms of Gambling have been regulated in Ireland for centuries. Throught history, Ireland had a distinct horceracing industry along with a rich cultural history betting both on and off the course.

Corporate Tax: 12.5%

Gambling Tax: 2%

Irish bookies pay 1% tax on all bets placed through their service.

 

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Who manages e-gambling in Ireland?:

Online betting is regulated by the Revenue Commisioners. Lotteries are regulated by the Regulator of the National Lottery, An Garda Síochána (Republic of Ireland police), or the District Court.

Overview:

Online gambling has been legal since 2015 after the passing of the Betting Act of the same year. Ireland allows for both local and foreign operators to apply for remote licenses and therefore have a wide varity of sites offering casino games. Land-based casino’s on the other hand are run as Private Members Clubs. This is typical across Europe. Upon entering the casino, you will need to be registered as a member to enter.

 

Ireland Gambling License

Ireland Gambling License fee:

The initial fee for remote betting intermediaries and bookmakers is EUR10 000. The renewal fee for a remote license will be determined differently for each entity. Bookmakers will pay a renawal fee based on their turnover while betting intermediaries will pay a fee based on their annual commission earnings. The costs can range from EUR10 000 to a maximum of EUR200 000.

Ireland Gambling License Length:

Standard license last for a two year fixed period. Regardess of the date of issue, licenses will expire at the very end of a licensing period.

Anti-Money Laundering Policy:

All operators within the Irish market must comply with the obligations of the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) Act 2010.

Country Restrictions:

Gaming in Ireland is essentially prohibited under the Gaming and Lotteries Act, unless it falls under the following exemptions:
  • Gaming operated in such a way that it falls outside of the definition of unlawful gaming
  • Gaming within traveling shows, circuses or carnivals.

Contact Details:

Revenue Commissioners:

AddressUpper Yard, Dublin Castle, Dublin 2, D02 F342

Information: +353 94 903 4425

Website: https://www.revenue.ie/en/Home.aspx

Licensed Online Casinos in Ireland:

  • Lucky Days
  • Dream Vegas
  • PlayZee
  • Mr Green
  • Fortune Legends
  • Casiplay
  • Genesis
  • Dunder
  • 888 Casino

 

Comoros Gambling License

In early 2005 the Betting and Gaming Act was passed to legalise and regulate online gaming, racing bets, sports betting, casino, lottery and bingo gambling. This was made possible via the establishment of a Gaming Board that has been tasked to provide for related or incidental matters.

 

Corporate tax: 30% – 50% income dependant

Gambling tax: TBA

Comoros Gambling License

The Local currency is the Comorian Franc (KMF)

Who manages E-Gambling in Comoros?

The only authorised agent to issue all online gambling licences in the Comoros is Anjouan Corporate Service as appointed by the Legislative Assembly of the Anjouan Offshore Finance Authority.

Overview:

All licences for banking, insurance, gaming as well as commerce and industry are obtained through Anjouan Corporate Services. To obtain a license all clients will have to complete an application form and an IBC will be issued a license will then be granted to the IBC assuming all criteria are met.

International Businesses

International Business Companies are usually limited by share capital, but may also be limited by guarantee or in extreme cases by both. A minimum of one shareholder can be represented as an individual or a company. A company does not need a physical presence in the country; however it does need to do business through a local bank.

It is important to understand that having a Gaming License is no guarantee that a bank will open an account for you or that banking services including Merchant Services will be automatically be granted.

Comoros will grant gambling licenses to most international companies and a single license covers most types of gambling. You can complete the application form on their website.

Once the application form has been submitted, the due diligence can take up to 14 working days, depending where the directors are from, once this is complete, the license will be issued, stamped and sealed and sent directly to the applicant.

Comoros Gambling License

Security Requirements / Indemnity for Player Deposits:
None have been mentioned

Licence Fee:
License fees €20,000

Additional Fees:
International Business Company €750
Application fee €1,000 (first year only)
Due Diligence €1,000 (per director)( First year only)
Administration fees €1,500 (first year only)
Courier costs €100

Licence Length:
1 year

Licence Renewal Fees:

€15,000 plus the International Business Fee of €750

Software Testing Requirements:

None have been mentioned

Reporting Requirements to Regulators:

None have been mentioned

Anti-Money Laundering Policy:

None have been mentioned

Comoros Restrictions:

None have been mentioned

Contact Details:

Address

Anjouan Corporate Services Ltd

BP 269 Mutsamudu

Anjouan

Union of Comoros

Website

www.anjouancorporateservices.com

Email

gaming@anjouancorporateservices.com

General Information

+ 269 334 1489

Online casinos licensed in Comoros

Slotland

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We work with Curacao iGaming companies and our role is to take care of and manage your hardware for you.

We are located in the E-Commerce Park E-Zone which is the islands most popular data center. We can tailor our services to meet the needs of your gaming application no matter what betting software you are running.

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  2. Your servers are installed in our rack cabinets
  3. We install software (Linux/Microsoft) and harden your servers for you
  4. We can configure your switches, Firewalls and VPN
  5. On site 24/7 engineers to tend to your hardware needs

In addition to co-location services we offer a cloud hosting and shared hosting solution for your business to take care of email, backup, and other services your business will require.

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Did you know, you can host your website offshore and it is not too difficult!

In the past offshore hosting was synonomous to things like money laundering, shady businesses and similar perceptions. But today, offshore hosting is an essential part of doing business in a global economy and there are legitimate reasons to require your servers to be in a remote location.

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When you send your servers to a distant county or in the case of Curacao, island, this is called ‘offshore web hosting’. You may do this to be close to your customers, for privacy reasons, licensing reasons (such as gambling licensing) and this will vary from person to person.

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We offer hosting from Curacao, which is an off shore hosting destination with incredible connectivity to the United States and South America. We work with financial services institutions, caribbean based companies as well as remote gambling companies. Customers host with us for license reasons, Curacao’s strict privacy laws, fiscal benefits and access to a multi lingual workforce.

Why would you host your website offshore?

You may be wishing to host products and services that your home country has deamed illegal, such as a gambling website (which
is perfectly legal in Curacao). Poker, casino’s and similar offerings are banned in Asian countries, and for clients looking
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Other reasons may be legal reasons such as what we call PE (Permanent Establishment) and in this case this would apply to
Caribbean based companies. You may wish to run an affiliate programm such as bookmaker partner programs or pharmacy affiliate programs, which few countries will host.

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We offer shared hosting, co-location hosting, dedicated servers as well as VPS servers. We operate a redundant cloud with multiple hypervisors replicating client data and on super fast hardware. Each point in our network has a failover solution such as switches, routers, servers which allows us to service hardware without the need to shut our network down, it also means that should hardware fail, our clients websites will stay online.

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Bitcoin casino hosting

We provide a Bitcoin casino hosting service which will cost anything from €10 per month and will be determined by what you plan to offer and how much resources you require.

Why choose Curaca for my Bitcoin casino hosting?

We have been offering webhosting for a long time and from many different jurisdictions. If you have read stories about client servers being removed from racks or sniffers being attached to machines in certain jurisdictions, they are true and we have witnessed that and more. The reason for spending a premium on your bitcoin casino hosting is for privacy and peace of mind. The Laws in Curacao take privacy seriously and not only that, it is a gambling friendly jurisdictions with thousands of companies running casnios from the island. For this reason, it is unlikely that your hosting environment will be compromised in any way.

We here plenty of comments on forums talking about cheap hosting offerings for bitcoin casinos. Our advice, spend a little more and put your bitcoin infrastructure offshore. Laws in certain jurisdictions are as trigger happy as their local police and the laws change as fast as lightening. In our opinion, that is not a stable environment to host a potentially successful business.

And when your business does become successful, we will be here to help you with a Curacao gambling license or even a Maltese gambling license.

Do I need a gambling license to start a bitcoin casino?

In our opinion, you do not require a license (however this is subject to change and this should not be seen as legal advice). Most jurisdictions do not have clear regulations in terms of licensing cryptocurrency related casinos which is the reason behind this thinking.

The other thought is that cryptocurrency casinos are difficult to control, since they are blockchain based. This however does not mean licensing is not a good idea.

What does licensing offer?

Licensing offers a framework for you to operate by and to ensure the safety and security of all involved. For clients paying your games, licensing imposes certain responsibilities in terms of ensuring the integrity of the games offered. It also ensures that you are aware of how money laundering works and for your business not to be used as some form of washing machine. In some cases it will allow you to advertise in certain areas etc. So in our opinion, ‘some’ regulation is better than none and a Curacao based gambling license is an ideal license to start with.

What will bitcoin casino hosting cost me?

The resources required for your bitcoin casino will determine your hosting costs. If you can get away with a shared account, this can cost as little as €10 per month, if however you requiremnts are more demanding, a VPS server may be a better option for you.

Our suggestion to you is to get in touch to discuss your needs. We work on a one to one basis with our clients and the success of your business is the success of ours.

Where can I sign up for hosting?

Visit our casino hosting pages for more information on prices.

I need advice, who can I speak to?

Contact us via our support desk for more information and to arrange a time to talk to a consultant over skype. “A few minutes on the phone could save you a lot of time, trouble and money down the line.

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